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. to television viewers who watched "the sopranos" or the jersey shore or listen to bruce springsteen sing about this place, there might be a sense of familiarity of it. but for millions of americans, this is a deep personal loss. >> that pier was beautiful. it had great rides. every one of you people or half you people has been on that pier. >> reporter: summer memories, a place where their parents brought them and they brought their own kids. until now, until this. harry smith is a councilman and business owner. his family ran the beach umbrella concession. it's gone now. >> this is heartbreaking. i've lived here my whole life. devastated. >> reporter: the best known and most dra mmatic image, the star jet roller coaster. it sat on the pier that used to run 300 yards out to sea along with three dozen other famed rides and attractions. this, for example, was the scrambler. less than a mile away. fun town pier, where we find bob stewart standing where his office used to be. >> i have never seen anything like it. this building where we're standing, i have pictures of it from the 1890 or something
saw today. it's a landmark made famous by bruce springsteen, mtv and "the sopranos." this is before and after, to give you a sense of what's happened. it's not even all there. you can see the rides including the roller coaster have been washed away sitting in the ocean. michael holmes is just across the bay in toms river, new jersey. you were in seaside heights, you toured it, what did you see? >> reporter: we went right up and down a number of towns there, ocean beach, normandy, and we spent a couple of hours there with the local police chief and i can tell you, it was absolutely extraordinary, the amount of damage that was done by hurricane sandy, erin. you know, there's gas leaks there that have continued to be a problem. we've seen a stream of gas trucks go across the bridge onto those islands to try to shut off the gas. there was one particular area up there in the area of brick where about three or four football fields' worth of houses had been burnt to the ground by fire started by gas leaks so it's a big problem. you can smell it in the air. this was the first opportunity we
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